Clips have become a huge part of marketing these days. Although I’m against the idea of releasing anything outside of trailers, marketing campaigns involve many different types of videos strategies, with official clips being an attention grabber. I will admit though, while some trailer are able to “give off” the tone of a film, not all can, and that’s where clips come into play as we’re able to see the footage in context.
As for the following clips, it’s a pretty solid batch that’s been released over the last week. I haven’t posted clips in quite some time, but with the Fall/Oscar season creeping up on us pretty quickly, I felt it necessary, especially with a few of the following titles. The list includes: Mel Gibson’s highly anticipated war drama Hacksaw Ridge, Disney’s animated adventure Moana starring the voice of Dwayne Johnson, Keanu Reeves’ courtroom drama The Whole Truth, and two indie films that have had some very strong word of mouth to this point, Loving and Moonlight.
Release date: November 11th.
The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing a gun. Believing that the War was just but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded near enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. He was the first conscientious objector to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Release date: November 23rd.
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.
The Whole Truth
Release date: October 21st.
Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter (Jim Belushi) really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) tries to dig deeper – and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover.
Release date: November 11th.
Follows an interracial married couple jailed for their union in 1958 Virginia. The pair fought back against the laws that made their marriage punishable, leading to a landmark Supreme Court case that eventually reversed all restrictions on marriage based on race.
Limited release date: October 21st.
Now that you’ve had the chance to (if you chose to) watch a few of the latest released clips, jump in the comments and let us know your thoughts. Which movie are you most excited for? Did any of the clips give you a different perspective on the movie? Sound off below!